ARMA AGHARTA (Lithuania) – voice / action / improv / dada / Soviet electronics / circuit bent toys
Arma is a sound performance artist and curator from Lithuania. His work stands between musique concrete and DIY shamanism. Odd costumes and gestures work along with serious live electronic soundscapes improvised with soviet vintage electronics, acoustic objects and circuit bent gear.
The sound performances of Arma Agharta span a broad territory between unbridled eruptions of chaotic noise and hypnotic psychedelic ritual to dadaist humour, odd bodily movements, spontaneous improvised games and the voice, detached from meaning and turning into unintelligible glossolalia.
Arma is also one of the most widely travelling Lithuanian sound artists. This mobility brings about both new influences, which become evident after each intense tour, and openness to all kinds of collaborations with other sound artists.
His music has been released exclusively on cassettes. Currently Arma also collaborates with a well known Lithuanian sound artist Arturas Bumsteinas and Greek improviser Tasos Stamou.
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